Chamberlain’s large scale painting exhibition, Mimetic Conundrums, will be on
display in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center gallery at the Itawamba Community
College Fulton Campus beginning Aug. 18.
Using the entire gallery area, these
paintings of social politic engage the viewer directly to inspire dialog on all
aspects of social dynamics, according to Shawn Whittington of ICC’s Art
Department. Chamberlain will schedule special talks and demonstrations during
A native of Montreal, Canada,
Chamberlain began his professional career in the field of chemistry with oil
companies. Now a Tupelo resident, Chamberlain describes his approach to
painting as, “A painting, unlike a photograph, is created over an arc of time.
That arc is in constant service to the myriad thoughts and shifting ideas of
the subject, content, and media of the painter and painting. This is why the
photograph of the chair is always about the chair, but the painting of the
chair is about the ideas of ‘chair.’ So it is that my attempts in painting are
to capture moments with implication. The implications are my narratives. Those
narratives inform the painting as well as uphold the viewer’s gaze, an
invitation to enter, belong and mediate outcomes. In this way, the dialog comes
alive with each viewer, specific and private. Special. This is the intimate
language of art.”
The closing reception, which will be
from 5-9 p.m., Sept. 26, is free and open to the public.
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
weekdays, except for days that the college is closed for holidays.
For more information, contact Whittington
at (662) 862-8301 or email email@example.com.